Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio: Eclipse your need to control the mystery of life

Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on May 15, 2022 at 11:14pm CST

Speaking from personal experience, I know a little something about the Nodes in Taurus and Scorpio. My North Node is in Scorpio and my South Node is in Taurus, and right now, this eclipse is transiting my natal chart in a BIG way. I am going to talk about this Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio first from my personal experience, and then we will go into the chart for this eclipse and look at the most important aspects. 

If I have noticed anything over the past two and a half years, but most especially since the Nodes went into Taurus and Scorpio in December 2021 or in January 2022 (depending on whether you use the Mean or True Nodes), it is that there are two stories being told about “reality.” The first story is one in which everything must be totally controlled, we are separate from nature, our bodies are just mechanical machines, we must compete to survive in a harsh world, and there is no order or meaning in the universe. The second story is one in which life is a beautiful mystery of co-creation and participation, we are connected with all of creation and are an integral part of nature, our bodies are amazing multidimensional organic organisms with innate intelligence, the natural order of life is cooperation and community, and there is intelligence, creativity, order, and meaning in the universe. Depending on which story you believe, you move through the world with a vastly different perspective and mindset, and you take radically different actions. I, for one, have stepped totally from the first story, the story of separation, and into the second story, the story of connection. 

The North Node in Taurus is inviting us all into radical embodiment, honoring the physical experience of life, examining what it is we really value, appreciating the simple pleasures, and connecting with nature, the earth, and the other inhabitants of this beautiful planet. The South Node in Scorpio is inviting us to let go of control. Shadow Scorpio is the illusion of total control: over life, over your emotions, over others, over the mysteries of existence. We are seeing a lot of Shadow Scorpio right now! 

May 15, 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio Chart

May 15, 2022 we have a Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio, a Full Moon at 25° Scorpio 18’ and the Sun at 25° Taurus 18’ at 11:14pm CST. But throughout the day leading up to the climax of the eclipse we have the Moon in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus, Venus conjunct Chiron at 14° Aries, the Sun at 24° Taurus square Saturn at 24° Aquarius, and the Moon in Scorpio square Saturn in Aquarius. The Moon and the Sun are activating the Saturn – Uranus square, which was exact three times in 2021, and though it is separating now, is still very active this year as well. The Saturn and Uranus square has been a tug of war between the old and the new, the past and the future, traditional and radical. But why not both/and? Why can’t we learn from the past and take forward the lessons learned into the future? Why not honor traditions and integrate ancient wisdom into the solutions that will allow us to create a world that is radically different from the one we have now?

The Moon is conjunct the South Node in Scorpio and the Sun is conjunct the North Node in Taurus. What I find interesting is that the Moon is going to be eclipsed by the earth’s shadow. The Earth is the embodiment of everything Taurus, and the North Node is in Taurus, the collective future we are being invited to step into. Scorpio is what is being eclipsed here, showing us what we need to let go of in order that we may embrace that Taurean North Node energy. 

The Sun, Moon, and Nodes are square to Saturn in Aquarius. What this indicates to me is that we develop maturity, mastery, authority over ourselves, take responsibility for our choices, and make a commitment to do the work necessary to move forward in our lives in alignment with our soul values. We do that by letting go of emotional attachments, insecurities, fears, our need to control, to have power over, that we do our shadow work to uncover unconscious desires and motivations that could be sabotaging our intimate relationships and our own soul growth. 

The Sun and North Node are sextile an approaching conjunction between Mars and Neptune in Pisces while the Moon and South Node are trine this conjunction. This is a positive flow of energy towards taking divinely inspired actions towards our future. The Sun and North Node are trine Pluto in Capricorn while the Moon and South Node are sextile Pluto. This is transformative energy, an impulse to compost anything that no longer serves our evolution, so that we can more fully manifest our lives in alignment with soul. Pluto is nearing its end in Capricorn, and it has been showing us the rot at the root of our collective institutions and systems and the rot at the root of our individual lives, what we have hitherto built for ourselves. Let us tear down the rotting structures so that we may rebuild in a more harmonious way in alignment with the future we want to see (Pluto in Aquarius). 

Venus is conjunct Chiron in Aries, bringing us a beautiful opportunity for self-love and self-healing. Venus is our ability to love, relate, and connect and Chiron is our ability to heal, both in Aries, the sign of I AM, the primal energy of authentic beingness. As we are able to heal the wounds that have been inflicted upon us both from ourselves and others through the rejection of our authentic self-expression, we are able to be more of who we were born to be. As we embrace more and more of who we really are, not only is it easier to express and share our unique gifts, but we become an inspiration to others who feel our authenticity and are thus encouraged to do the healing necessary to express their uniqueness as well. 

You begin one tiny forgiveness at a time
You breathe forgiveness into your being on your in-breath
And breathe out your hate with your out-breath
You hug yourself and say "I love you"
You walk barefoot and hug a tree
Feeling the unconditional love of Mother Gaia
Embracing you unconditionally
Giving you the nurturing you need to let go 
To let go of the past
Unshackle your brilliance from its clutches
Turn loathing into fierce art that rages away those feelings
And torture yourself no more
You are loved, dear child of the earth and of the stars
You are so dearly cherished and loved

Published by Kandy Williams

I am an astrologer, healer, and artist. I love nature, creativity, and learning (especially anything that helps me understand myself, others, and the world better and live a more fulfilled life). I am very heart-centered and open-minded and believe that we are all sparks of divinity in form.

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